Mini Pupillage

Mini-pupillage is work experience with a barrister. It is an excellent opportunity for you to make an informed decision about whether a career as a barrister is for you. We do not expect you to have completed a mini-pupillage with Chambers if you later apply for pupillage.

Our mini-pupils are offered the opportunity to attend court or other hearings, to work on legal research in Chambers, to attend conferences and to discuss their prospective route to the Bar. Mini-pupillages are usually for one week. Successful applicants will sign a confidentiality undertaking upon arrival.

There is no formal interview for mini-pupillage and mini-pupillages at Becket Chambers are not assessed.

Mini-pupils must to be at least 18 years old at the time of commencing the mini-pupillage.

We are committed to promoting access to the profession and opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented at the Bar. We therefore encourage and particularly welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities, those who are LGBTQI+, and those who were or are state school educated.

Chambers runs a series of mini pupillages between April and September, all applications must be received between 1st October and 31st January for the following year. Any applications received after this date will be considered for the next available period.

All applications must consist of a CV and covering letter by email to for the attention of the Mini Pupillage co-ordinator.

Applicants will be informed by 1st March if their application has been successful.

Thank you for your interest in a mini-pupillage with Becket Chambers.